Jamaica Vs Canada CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting Odds and Game Info

Written by on July 20, 2017

The CONCACAF Gold Cup has been in existence since 1991, and there have been 13 different tournaments held since that inaugural event. Therefore, it has been Mexico and the US who have taken all but one of those tournaments, with the lone exception coming in 2000 when Canada surprisingly hoisted the trophy. Thus, it was no real surprise then when the US and Mexico were considered the favorites before this event began, but since both teams sent what could best be described as experimental squads to this tournament, the feeling was that this might be the year when a different team came out and found a way to win. In addition, find out more about the latest Gold Cup betting predictions here. Moreover, Jamaica and Canada fall into the longshot category when it comes to potential winners, but their stock may well have risen a little after both made it through the group stage in rather comfortable fashion. On the other hand, it still remains to be seen whether either of these two teams can make a run to the final, especially when the US have brought in reinforcements to the squad, and the Mexicans have a team that looks almost as potent as their main squad. Consequently, Canada will be looking for a little more magic from their 16-year old phenom Alphonso Davies, while the Reggae Boyz will continue to try and play the upbeat style of football that always makes them fun to watch. Therefore, the CONCACAF Gold Cup dream is going to end for one of these teams on Thursday night, but for the team that wins, it will be another big confidence boost that will surely serve them well in the semi-final to follow.

Analyzing The Jamaica Vs Canada CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting Odds and Game Info

 
  When: Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 PM EST Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale TV: FS1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Odds: Canada PK (-130)

Why bet on Jamaica

Jamaica do have a bit of a history in this tournament, and were actually the runners-up in 2015 after losing 3-1 to Mexico in the final. Hence, they have made it to the semi-finals on two other occasions, so you can be sure that this group will be confident that they can at least match those prior performances. Thus, Jamaica got their group stage off to the perfect start with a bit of a wobbly performance against Curacao that ended in a 2-0 win. On the other hand, they essentially booked their spot in this round with a 0-0 tie against Mexico, before closing out their group stage with a disappointing 1-1 tie against El Salvador. Besides the Mexico game, Jamaica have not looked entirely convincing in this tournament, and have found goals tough to come by. Their opponents here now the way to goal, which means that Jamaica are probably going to need to bag a couple if they hope to move on.

Jamaica CONCACAF Championship Record

  • 1963 – 1st round
  • 1965 – Did not enter
  • 1967 – Did not qualify
  • 1969 – 6th place
  • 1971 – Win World Cup
  • 1973 – Did not enter
  • 1977 – Withdrew
  • 1981 – Did not enter
  • 1985 – Withdrew
  • 1989 – Did not qualify
  Alphonso Davies has scored 3 of Canada’s 5 goals in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.  

Why bet on Canada

Canada are a nation that appear to be on the rise, as they have several young players who are on the brink of major success. Thus, the most notable of this group is 16-year old Alphonso Davies, and the young man has been exactly as advertised in this tournament. He has scored 3 of Canada’s 5 goals in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and he should be ready to go again after missing the final game of the group stage with a slight knock. Moreover, Canada got off to a good start in the group stage with a 4-2 win over French Guiana, which they followed up with a 1-1 tie against Costa Rica. Hence, some will look at their 0-0 tie against Honduras as a bit of a disappointment, but it was a good defensive performance, and a point was all they really needed. Canada have brought striker Cyle Larin into the squad for the remainder of the tournament, which means even more firepower up front.

Jamaica CONCACAF Championship Record

  • 1973 – Did not qualify
  • 1977 – Fourth place
  • 1981 – Fourth place
  • 1985 – Champions
  • 1989 – Did not qualify
  • 1991 – Group stage
  • 1993 – Group stage
  • 1996 – Group stage
  • 1998 – Withdrew
  • 2000 – Champions
  • 2002 – Third place
  • 2003 – Group stage
  • 2005 – Group stage
  • 2007 – Semi-finals
  • 2009 – Quarter-finals
  • 2011 – Group stage
  • 2013 – Group stage
  • 2015 – Group stage
 

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Canada have been perhaps the surprise of the tournament, and the return of Davies to the line-up should give them a nice boost ahead of this one. Consequently, Jamaica are going to try and close the door, hitting Canada on the break, but that could all fall apart if the Canadians can grab an early goal. Therefore, I believe that might happen, which is why I like Canada to move on to their first semi-final appearance since 2002.

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